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Hospital dog show and fun day hailed as a success

PUBLISHED: 16:14 08 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:14 08 July 2018

At the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day were,members of the Iceni Flyball Club, from left, Paul Humphrey with Ted, Jemma Wright with Simba, Olive Ramshall with Ellie and Martin Hope with Pip. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

At the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day were,members of the Iceni Flyball Club, from left, Paul Humphrey with Ted, Jemma Wright with Simba, Olive Ramshall with Ellie and Martin Hope with Pip. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

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Scores of dog lovers and their two-legged friends flocked to a field in Wells-next-the-Sea for a day of fun and fundraising for a very worthy cause.

At the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day was Angela Baker with Barley. STUART ANDERSONAt the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day was Angela Baker with Barley. STUART ANDERSON

The dog show and fun day was in aid of the Wells Community Hospital Trust at Wells Football Ground, and saw around 1,500 people enjoy stalls, live music, dog games, demonstrations and classes.

Samantha Taylor, the hospital’s general manager, said she was thrilled with the turn-out at the event, which was being held for the first time at the ground after previously been at Creake Abbey.

She said: “This is the biggest fundraising event that we have throughout the year. The hospital gets no core funding from the NHS so that’s why we do fundraisers throughout the year.

“We’ve been really lucky with the weather and we’re please to see so many people support it.”

At the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day. Picture: STUART ANDERSONAt the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Nelson’s Shantymen were among the on-stage entertainers, and the Iceni Flyball Club was also there introducing people, and dogs, to the activity - a kind of canine football.

At the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day was Alison Paulter from Paws 4 Fun with Tia. Picture: STUART ANDERSONAt the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day was Alison Paulter from Paws 4 Fun with Tia. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

At the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day was Alison Paulter from Paws 4 Fun with Tia. Picture: STUART ANDERSONAt the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day was Alison Paulter from Paws 4 Fun with Tia. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

At the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day were Claire Carey-Smith with Patch and Phil Jones with Koda. Picture: STUART ANDERSONAt the Wells Dog Show and Fun Day were Claire Carey-Smith with Patch and Phil Jones with Koda. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

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